Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships
Note to PIs

The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the Program

Offers opportunities for tenured humanities faculty in PhD-granting departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for doctoral curricular innovation on their campuses.


Applicants must be employed in fulltime faculty positions in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs at a university in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required. Applicants must commit to a nine-month residency off-campus and at the non-academic institution that they have proposed. Applicants must commit to participate in-person in two multi-day workshops (in late summer 2020 and late spring 2021) during the fellowship year.

Award Amount/Award Period

$75,000 stipend for the fellow, plus $6,000 during the fellowship year for research, travel, and project costs, and $10,000 in support for the selected partner organization. The award also provides up to $15,000 in funding in the post-fellowship year for programming at the fellow’s home institution and/or partner site.

Application Deadline

October 23, 2019.

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Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships